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Mets (46-39) Vs. Cubs (32-52) Preview: Game Time, TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers

The New York Mets will conclude its three-game series with the Chicago Cubs and their amazing first half of the 2012 MLB season Sunday at Citi Field (1:10 p.m. on SNY). The Mets (46-39) will turn to rookie Jon Niese (7-3, 3.35 ERA) to complete their surprising first half on a good note as he opposes the Cubs' Ryan Dempster (3-3, 2.11 ERA), who makes his return from the disable list.

The three-game slate is currently tied at a game apiece, as last-place Chicago (32-52) took Game 1, 8-7, on Friday but lost Saturday, 3-1. A victory Sunday would help the Mets earn a season-series split with the Cubs, who enters the contest taking three of five games against New York.

After Sunday's game, the Mets could enter the MLB's All-Star Break in second place in the NL East Division standings, which feature New York just 4 1/2 games back of the first-place Washington Nationals and a 1/2-game ahead of the third-place Atlanta Braves.

The Cubs, however, are tied with the league's worst record.


Next Game

Chicago Cubs
@ New York Mets

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012, 1:10 PM EDT
Citi Field

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 90.

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